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CPAC: Palin Camp Didn't Give Us A Reason For Her Turning Down Invitation

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"They didn't communicate any specific reasons, just that they were working on it," said de Pasquale. Was there any discussion of a speaking fee? "They never asked for money," de Pasquale responded.

"We certainly have great admiration for Gov. Palin, and we hope that she'll speak in the future" de Pasquale added.

I asked de Pasquale whether the story in Politico, that Palin was offended at the ACU asking Federal Express for money, was a factor. "They have never communicated any reasons to us," she responded. "Our relationship with them has always been very cordial and friendly. So I don't have any comment on what an unnamed source would say."